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WWDN is a place for members to build connections and share, learn, and develop best practice in creative placemaking. Collectively we are part of a growing movement in community empowerment and collaborative working towards wider social change.

Membership is open to any group or organisation working in Dumfries & Galloway and practitioners (based anywhere) working collaboratively within communities.

To join you do not have to be an artist or have worked with creatives before. You just need to be passionate about communities, open to creative exploration, and interested in the shared values of our network.

As a member you will be part of a community to:

Be part of our movement and a collective voice for creative placemaking, celebrating successes, reflecting on challenges, and influencing policy decisions to create a more vibrant and inclusive society.

Explore comprehensive research, curated resources, bespoke training, and expert consultancy services tailored to enhance your understanding and implementation of creative placemaking initiatives.

Connect and collaborate with a diverse community of creative practitioners, collectives, and community organisations passionate about making a positive impact in Dumfries & Galloway and beyond. Create meaningful partnerships and amplify your projects.

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in creative placemaking both locally, nationally and internationally. Our regular events, seminars, and thought leadership initiatives provide insights and inspiration to fuel your creative endeavours.

Showcase your projects and activities through our platform, website, and programme. Use members profiles, event and activities to increase visibility and share your work with a broader audience across sectors.

What Our Members Say

It’s tremendously gratifying to work on a project like this with the potential to make a real, positive difference to the community.

Hope London

Stranraer Artist – WWDN Pilot Project

This has been a very different way of working. We’ve always had artists that have worked in A’ the Airts as a centre but we’ve never had artists work with us for so long. And what that has meant is that they’ve got to know the local people, people understand what we’re trying to achieve, and it’s also given our young people time to get to know and build that trust… It’s been wider than just being two artists being parachuted into a community. They really got to know everybody. 

Yvonne Barber

Centre Manager – A’ The Airts, Sanquhar

I think the effects from projects like this will last and the young people we work with now will help these pockets of creativity blossom and in doing so, shift the perspectives of the past.

Natalya Smith

Langholm Artist – WWDN Pilot Project

Benefits and Packages

Practitioner Membership
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You can be an individual or small collective based anywhere.

  • Profile on Members Directory
  • WWDN approved membership – working within the values and ethos of WWDN 
  • Support to develop ideas and proposals to work with community organisations 
  • Professional development and pastoral support in community embedded working and creative placemaking
  • Marketing and communication support 
  • Opportunity to join consortium teams for cross network programmes and creative placemaking projects 
  • Access to Gatherings and discounts on network events 
  • Free access to Training Sessions and WWDN Resources for Practitioners



Community Group & Organisation Membership

You can also sign up for our free newsletter to receive the latest updates and event information from WWDN including:

  • Regular updates in creative placemaking, news, opportunities, events, and activities
  • Introduction sessions to creative placemaking and WWDN ethos
  • Invitations to Labs and events
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